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Hot Hits

National Archives Sleepover

National Archives
Sat. Feb 1
A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!

Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar

Strathmore
Sat. Feb 15
Tribute to the late David Bowie.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 21 – 26
Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

Jake Shimabukuro

Strathmore
Thu. Feb 13
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Drum TAO 2020

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7
Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.

Spotlights

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16

Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Not Just Another Day Off

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15
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